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The Platonic Academy of Athens: The World’s First University

Τhe Platonic Academy was founded by Plato himself in 428/427 BC in Athens, and is considered to be the world's first university.

Marcus Aurelius, the Roman Emperor Who Embraced Greek Philosophy

The Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius ruled over the classical world's most powerful empire. In addition to his achievements as a ruler, military strategist, and administrator, Marcus Aurelius is admired to this day for his grasp of Greek philosophy, particularly...

Wise Women: Six Female Philosophers from Ancient Greece

When we think about ancient philosophers we tend to imagine old men as deep thinkers. Women too have helped shape modern thought.

Love Like a Greek: The Six Types of Love

What is love? Surely there is no single answer to this question, and this is why the Ancient Greeks had six different words to describe love. Knowing these can change your life. By Roman Krznaric Looking for an antidote to modern...

‘Greek Philosopher’ App: Wisdom from Ancient Greece at Your Fingertips

The "Greek Philosopher" app gathers more than six hundred of the most profound words of wisdom from the major schools of ancient Greece and delivers them straight to you on your cell phone. Based on original sources, this work is...

The Golden Age of Greek Science

Greece had two golden ages. The legacies of Greek golden ages, especially in science, made Western civilization what we know today.

Platonic Love: The Concept of Greek Philosopher Plato

Platonic love is one of the most widely misinterpreted concepts in Plato's philosophy. It has transcended the realm of philosophy, becoming widely used across culture and has strayed from its original meaning throughout the process. Plato believed that love is...

Greek Philosopher Pythagoras and His Famous Theorem

The influence of Pythagoras in mathematics and philosophy remains strong today along with the mysteries surrounding the great Greek philosopher

Was Greek Philosopher Diogenes the Cynic the First Anarchist?

Greek philosopher Diogenes could have been the first anarchist, or the first satirist, or the first naturalist -- depending on the reader's point of view.

The Best Wise and Inspiring Greek Philosopher Quotes

Ancient Greek philosophers from Aristotle to Socrates and Plato to Thales have been extensively quoted over the centuries. These men and the wisdom they share with us resonates even in modern civilization. Quotes of the most famous Greek philosophers Aristotle This quote is from one...